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Perennial; corm deep, outer coat fibrous.
Stem: 1, erect, ± zigzag.
Leaf: mostly basal, linear [to lanceolate], sheathing.
Inflorescence: panicle, in smaller plants raceme; bracts scarious.
Flower: perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, free or fused, often reflexed; stamens 6, fused to perianth parts, alternate 6 staminodes, anthers attached at base; ovary superior, chambers 3, style 1, stigma ± 3-lobed.
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal.
Seed: 3, brown.
9 genera: 23 species: w US, Africa, Chile. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged etymology: (Based on the genus Tecophilaea Bertero ex Colla, named for Tecophila Billotti, botanical artist and daughter of Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla (1766–1848), credited with publishing the genus name)
1 sp. (Greek: tooth mouth, from staminodes ± at top of perianth tube)
Corm 2.5–3 cm, ± ovoid.
Stem: ± scapose, 12–50 cm, ± curved, generally branched.
Leaf: 10–30 cm; upper reduced.
Inflorescence: bracts 3–10 mm, linear; pedicel 3–30 mm, with scarious bractlet above middle.
Flower: perianth parts fused below, petal-like, white to ± yellow, tube 4–5 mm, strongly veined, lobes ± = tube, spreading, reflexed in age, 3–7-veined; stamens 6, filaments 1–2 mm, staminodes 0.5–1 mm, anthers dehiscing by pores at tip; style 4–5 mm, thread-like.
n=10. Clay, often serpentine soils; < 600 m. Klamath Ranges, Inner North Coast Ranges, Cascade Range, n&c Sierra Nevada Foothills.
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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